Appearance and Dress Code

Middle School Handbook

The purpose of the dress code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without the distraction of unsuitable dress and grooming. The administration recognizes the individuality that students exercise in their clothing choices. In making these choices, dress should reflect current good taste and a style appropriate for a school day. Personal cleanliness is an essential part of projecting a good appearance. Student dress and appearance should reflect sensitivity to and respect for others. Sexually suggestive clothing should not be worn. Clothing should not create a threat to the safety or health of any student. Appropriateness will be determined by the school administrators. Among the clothing guidelines are (Please note that the guidelines are not limited to those below):

  1. Undergarments should not be visible.
  2. Any item of clothing that has a rip or hole above the knee that exposes the skin is not permitted.
  3. Clothing or jewelry which may damage furniture or be used as a weapon may not be worn.
  4. Wearing of large chains from the neck, body, or clothing is not permitted.
  5. Clothing that promotes drugs, alcohol, smoking, violence, or sex may not be worn.
  6. Apparel must cover the midriff area and back. Spaghetti straps alone cannot be worn. Tube tops are not permitted. Girls' tank top straps must be a width of three (3) fingers at minimum. Boys' shirts must have sleeves.
  7. Low-cut tops are not permitted.
  8. Shorts / Skorts must have an inseam of at least five (5) inches. Skirts must be no shorter than mid-thigh in length.
  9. Pants that are worn below the waistline and/or show undergarments are not permitted. Pants that are so long as to cover shoes and be walked on are not permitted.
  10. Footwear must be worn at all times.
  11. Any form of head apparel that covers the head (hats, scarves, hoods, bandanas, etc.) is prohibited, except under the terms of specially designated days or for medical reasons, cultural observances or religious reasons.
  12. Outerwear may not be worn in class.